From The Irish Fireside, Volume 1, Number 9, August 27, 1883
This warlike sept was descended from Callachan Cashel (the forty-second Christian King of Munster), who had the supreme honour of driving the Danes out of Munster, after a series of sanguinary battles. The name comes from the Irish word Ceallach - War. They were long a powerful and influential family in Munster.
Argent, in base a mond vert, on the sinister side a hurst of oak trees, therefrom issuant a wolf pass, ppr; crest, a dexter arm embowed, holding a sword entwined with a snake, ppr; motto, Fidus et audax.
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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